After a week of reaching over 40 thousand people, and more than three hundred shares of my Humpback whale photos on Facebook, I can’t seem to produce a decent photo lately.
It’s not that I haven’t tried. I drove out to one of my favourite photography locations in the North Island, Atluck Lake, and found some compositions, but the lighting just wasn’t right.
It’s hard to believe I came up empty after a morning drive along Atluck Main.
With Pinder Peak towering above and the foliage along the edge of the lake in full fall colour, I should have captured something epic. Dark shadows from the mountain above overpowered anything I tried to capture.
Maybe I’ll come back to Atluck in colder weather. A couple of years ago I had better luck and light when I photographed Atluck Lake after a light snowfall.
Douglas Bradshaw has lived in the North Island for 33 years. He is a Landscape and Wildlife photographer based out of Port Alice B.C. His website is portalicephoto.com. Follow him on YouTube and Facebook at Port Alice Photography, Images by Douglas Bradshaw